Liverpool dumped out of FA Cup

 FA Cup holders, Liverpool, were knocked out of the competition in stunning circumstances as Kaoru Mito­ma’s stoppage-time goal secured Brighton & Hove Albion’s passage to the fifth round with a 2-1 win at the Amex Stadium yesterday.

The defeat adds to Liverpool’s problems during a poor season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are ninth in the Premier League having also been knocked out of the Carabao Cup.

Their only chance of silverware now lies in the Champions League, but they will be facing title holders, Real Madrid, in the round-of-16.

Two weeks on from their 3-0 defeat at Brighton, Liverpool opened the scoring through Harvey Elliott on 30th minute in an even affair and the home side responded through Lewis Dunk 10 minutes later.

The tie was seemingly heading towards a replay until Mitoma struck late to seal a remarkable victory.

The two sides started at a high-tempo with Mohamed Salah seeing his strike from Liverpool’s first attack blocked off the line on four minutes before Evan Fer­guson had an effort of his own hooked from the goal line.

Brighton matched Klopp’s side in terms of chances and posses­sion in the opening exchanges, but Liverpool opened the scoring on 30th minute through Elliott. —ESPN

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